What’s on in Splott this July?

With rain threatening to stop play, what’s Splott got in store for us this month?

Friday 12th July – Pizza & Quiz Night

Join Splott Community Volunteers as they hold their third quiz of the year to raise funds for their charitable activities. This time the quiz will be run by special guests from Railway Gardens’ goodShed.

Entry is £5 per person for the quiz and food and there will be prizes for the top three winning teams and a raffle.

Email info@splottcommunityvolunteers.co.uk to book a table.

Saturday 13th July – Keep Adamsdown Tidy

From 10am to 11.30am, Keep Adamsdown Tidy will be out and about litter picking just across the bridge and Splotties are welcome to join them!

All equipment is provided and they meet at Brewery Park (opposite Rubicon Dance).

Saturday 13th July – Splottfest

From 2pm to 10pm, there’s a mini music festival and eco market taking place at Railway Gardens as local musician, Cosmo, brings us Splottfest!

With food, face-painting and fun guaranteed, this free event for the community should be well attended!

Saturday 27th July – Car Boot Sale

The third car boot sale of the summer from Splott Community Volunteers.

Car spaces are £10 each and there are spaces available to book. Email info@splottcommunityvolunteers for details.

Saturday 20th July – Keep Splott Tidy Litter Pick in Splott Park

Now, some peole may say that this isn’t a ‘nice thing’, picking up litter and tidying up other people’s mess. ‘The council should do it’, people may say. ‘It gives people jobs’, others may profess.

But Keep Splott Tidy is much more than that. It’s a chance to meet new people, make friends, socialise and have a laugh, all while doing something to improve the physical environment around us.

Run by four very enthusiastic Splott residents, the group meets each month in a different part of Splott on the last weekend of the month to make a difference.

On Saturday 20th June, join the Wombles of Splott at the back of the STAR Hub in Splott Park at 10am to litter pick the park. All equipment is provided and time credits are on offer.

Weekly activities

Let’s have a gander at the regular list of things going on…


Join Splott Community Volunteers from 10am to 12 noon for a cuppa and a cake on Memory Mondays. Residents get together to share memories of old Splott (who knew that Rolfe’s the Florist used to be a pet food store with bird seed being served iin paper bags from a wooden drawer in a cabinet? Well it was!)


Every Tuesday morning in term time, a community group at St Philip’s Church on Tweedsmuir Road in Tremorfa provides free coffee and cake and the chance to chat.

Welsh learners’ practice group at Railway Gardens on Tuesday afternoons!

At 1.30 on Tuesdays at Railway Gardens there’s Baby & Parent Support Group for free. Pop along and meet other parents and other babies! Find them at the top of Adeline Street off Railway Street.

Do you have a handy skill to share? Pop along to the GoodShed at Railway Gardens between 2pm and 4pm to build stuff and drink tea!


Join Splott Community Volunteers for Knit and Natter between 10am and 12 noon for a cuppa and a cake and learn some new knitting skills while having a chat. Refreshments provided for free. Also, once a month, there will be a mobile wool and embroidery shop, Wool on Wheels, joining them.

Forces of Nature after school nature club for children runs at Railway Gardens from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. Find out more here. No need to book though -just pop along (and there’s a free snack for kids).

Splo-Down, a food cooperative operating from a container at the back of the old STAR Leisure Centre on Splott Road offer great quality and value for money bags of fresh veg for affordable prices between 5pm and 7pm. Pay what you can. More information here.

You can also pop along to Railway Gardens for Natter with Neighbours at 10.30am.


For £4 at the Splott Community Volunteers’ Breakfast Club you can get a hot cooked breakfast and a bag of 10 items from their food pantry, including a fridge item, freezer item and tinned goods, fried goods and fresh fruit & veg. Find them at the back of the old STAR Leisure Centre on Splott Road, entry opposite A1 Tyres on Railway Street.

Breakfast Club runs from 8.30am to 10.30am. Find out more here.

There are two coll activities at Railway Gardens on a Thursday morning: Tai Chi at 10am and Creative Writing at 10.30am. Find out more here.


Digital skills at Splott Community Volunteers runs from 10am to 12 noon and is open to all, regardless of abilities. Come in for a cuppa and a cake and get help from the Cardiff Council digital skills team.

Railway Gardens

There are lots of great things going on at the top of Adeline Street! Here is this month’s list from Railway Gardens:

If I’ve missed anything, do let me know. I’d love to update this article with other cool stuff going on.